The evaluation of the ROC Refuge was part of a larger evaluation of four Aberlour projects in receipt of Youth Crime Prevention funding and was conducted over a three year period. Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected from a range of sources. Documentary information included: Policy guidelines, procedures and protocols; other relevant research studies; minutes of the ROC Steering Group and Refuge Working Group. A comprehensive database was devised and an SPSS programme established to record and analyse the data. Information was collected from young people’s files and completed evaluation forms. Between August 2004 and October 2005, data was recorded for 82 stays in the refuge relating to 51 young people.
University of Stirling
Young People and Youth Justice